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Beat my i7 940 setup for $1000

post #1 of 9
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With the exception of the hard drives, I'd like to build a Sandy Bridge setup that is in all ways superior to my current setup for around $1000 (since that's what I'm selling the tower for).

I'd like to have a nice case, a good cooler, 2TB or more storage, and a Blu-Ray drive. You don't necessarily have to pick out the Blu-Ray drive or hard drives.

Doable?
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post #2 of 9
Yeah, I'm not really sure that's going to ring in around $1000 - you're not really going to get that much more performance unless you do a lot of encoding or rendering and if you do - only seconds difference.

The only suggestion I would give is to upgrade that video card if you really want some more power or CrossFire what you have and wait for Ivy Bridge.
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post #3 of 9
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I was thinking:
2600K + H50 - $380
1TB F3 - $55
P67-M Pro - $150
GTX 560 - $240
4GB Eco - $60
Lian Li mATX case - $100
Hec 1080W Xpower - $80

-$25 promo = $1040
Doesn't fit all the criteria, I know. I was thinking about 2500K too.
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By the way, do you think $1000 is a good deal on my end for the tower? I'm not taking a loss by selling it at that price. Only 2TB are included in the tower.
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post #5 of 9
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Uh... Last question before someone replies.
I'm considering building a mini ITX i5 2500k setup with a Lian Li spider case and a Gigabyte mini ITX H67.
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112281
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128484

Opinions? I find it very cute, and cute is good. It would be far less than $1000 and still outperform my current setup. And it would be krazey cute.
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I'll beat your rig with an SB for 700 bucks.
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post #7 of 9
That PSU is way overkill and also not on the recommended list..I would look more towards something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-025-_-Product

Great sale price and room to expand upon your build in the future.
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by BlahBlahBlah View Post
That PSU is way overkill and also not on the recommended list..I would look more towards something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-025-_-Product

Great sale price and room to expand upon your build in the future.
I'll say, a good 650 watt psu would be more than enough and cheaper.
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by aaronmonto View Post
I was thinking:
2600K + H50 - $380
1TB F3 - $55
P67-M Pro - $150
GTX 560 - $240
4GB Eco - $60
Lian Li mATX case - $100
Hec 1080W Xpower - $80

-$25 promo = $1040
Doesn't fit all the criteria, I know. I was thinking about 2500K too.
I'd swap the 2600k for a 2500k and the GTX560 for a HD6950. You don't need a 1080w PSU as well, so I'd swap it for a better quality unit such as the Antec Truepower TP-650/750.

Quote:
Originally Posted by aaronmonto View Post
Uh... Last question before someone replies.
I'm considering building a mini ITX i5 2500k setup with a Lian Li spider case and a Gigabyte mini ITX H67.
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112281
Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128484

Opinions? I find it very cute, and cute is good. It would be far less than $1000 and still outperform my current setup. And it would be krazey cute.
It would not outperform your current setup since you would have to use onboard graphics (if I'm correct). Also mini-ITX boards have some features missing.
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